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A Blueprint for Paradise? Historical approaches to the post-war Human Rights regime

Written by Egil Sturk (EST Ambassador of Sweden) “You are destined for a Great Monday!   Fine! But Sunday will never end.” (Kafka, Diaries: 1910-1923) The long-awaited triumph versus the burden of history: the first sentence of Kafka’s aphorism captures the utopian… Continue Reading →

The state of human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Written by Enna Zone Đonlić (EST Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina) From the adoption of the United Nations (UN) Charter, the Declaration of Universal Human Rights and the European Convention of Human Rights, human rights are known to most of the… Continue Reading →

Human Trafficking: A Global Issue

Written by Tekla Scharwaschidze (EST Ambassador for Austria) Human trafficking is a massive violation of fundamental human rights and it has been well documented that no country is fully immune from it (UNODC, 2006. “Virtually no country immune from human trafficking, UNODC… Continue Reading →

Humans for Sale: The Features of Modern Slavery in the EU

Victims are swayed by the false prospect of endless opportunities in the EU. Source: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters Photo Written by Nathaly de Camargo Franzoni The International Labour Organization reports that organised crime groups (OCGs) in Europe amass approximately $50 billion annually (€45… Continue Reading →

Young Minds Take Action. Let us be heard!: PART 2

The EST Campaign 2019-2020 To see Part 1 of the Common Articles written by our team of International Ambassadors, along with the introduction written by our International Officer, please click here. Common Articles Bosnia & Herzegovina: Youth Movements The last few years… Continue Reading →

A ‘bottom-up cooperations’ approach to European common defence policy

© Claude Truong-Ngoc / Wikimedia Commons Written by Guido Lanfranchi Introduction “By the present Treaty the High Contracting Parties institute among themselves a European Defence Community, supranational in character, consisting of common institutions, common armed Forces and a common budget.” (European… Continue Reading →

Brexit and the European Public Sphere

Written by Artem Kyzym Introduction On 23 June 2016, the British government held a referendum on a potential British exit (‘Brexit’) from the European Union (EU). With a slim majority of 52%, voters cast their ballots in favour of leaving the… Continue Reading →

Young Minds Take Action. Let us be heard!: PART 1

The EST Campaign 2019-2020 Introduction Young people will be affected the longest by the political decisions taken today and therefore, there is an urgent need for greater political participation of our generation. Recently, this sentiment has been invigorated by the… Continue Reading →

The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists: A cry for help!

Written by Elodie Arpa In the past decade, more than a thousand journalists have been killed for simply doing their job. This makes one death every four days.  Yet, what is even more appalling: In nine out of ten cases… Continue Reading →

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